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Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Normative Innovations and Implementation Challenges, John G. Ruggie & Tamaryn Nelson, May 2015

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New institution to ensure that companies respect human rights [Denmark]

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28 June 2012

[PDF] Recommendation of the Council on common approaches for officially supported export credits and environmental and social due diligence (the "Common Approaches")

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The Contribution of National Contact Points in furthering the Responsibility of Business to Respect Human Rights

Author: Gregory Maggio, Special Advisor, U.S. OECD National Contact Point Team

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